Isaac and Emi had a great Halloween. Their costumes really fit their personalities this year:
Isaac has all the makings of a good soldier. He would enjoy climbing up the ranks, earning title after title, one badge at a time. He is learning the art of hand-to-hand combat, enthusiastically attending his tae kwon do classes three times a week. He is also, much to my chagrin, very much into guns and other deadly weapons. I try not to judge, since he's a boy and all, but it still freaks my hippie heart out, so I told Tim he can decide how to handle it. And this is what he did:
Yup, Isaac is now taking archery classes. I'm sure Isaac's in good hands over there, but it still makes me queasy to think about him accidentally finding himself at the business end of that thing. And the posters behind him showing where to aim for different game animals aren't helping. Tim ultimately got me to sign off on the idea by appealing to my Hardass Asian Parent-ness by casually mentioning that Koreans are really good at archery, in fact the coach for the US Olympic Archery team is a Korean dude who teaches at this very facility, and wouldn't it be cool if down this road lay an Olympic Gold Medal? SOLD!
Emi was Snow White this year, although if she were completely honest with herself, she would have dressed up as the Queen. Aw, did I say that out loud? I actually meant Grumpy the Dwarf. Yup, she's still bossy, although now she uses her words more often, although a scream-crying jag still comes in handy when she really means business. Her favorite new phrase is "GUYS! I am trying to talk!" when she wants to interrupt us. But with her new-found verbal abilities, she can say things like "I love you Mommy, because you are soft" and "Whew, it's hot! I want to take my pants off!...But you have your pants off!" She still loves going to ballet class and in fact, signed up for the annual recital in June. And she is still a perpetual cuteness machine. In fact, right after we took this picture, she collapsed to the ground, dramatically throwing the apple to the floor like the scene from the movie. She may have a career in acting ahead of her. At least then she'll have an outlet for the diva-isms.